I recently did a freelance job that I enjoyed immensely. The project was about diverse visions of beauty, so I went to the streets in Seattle, mainly downtown and Capitol Hill, and took portraits of passers by and asked them the question, “What makes you feel beautiful?”
Here are a few of my favorites.
Jesse Duvall – Whatever is going on in my head makes me feel beautiful. Kenneth Loiseau – Acceptance of weirdness makes me feel beautiful. Annabelle Petry – Brushing my teeth makes me feel beautiful.
Lady Krishna – Externally accessories make me feel beautiful, like this hat and my glasses. Really, my internal self makes me feel beautiful, my inner life.
James Smith – What makes me feel beautiful is my personality. Calen Osara – What makes me feel beautiful is when I’m complemented.
Elsa Bloedon – Being in the sun makes me feel beautiful.
Stella Constellation – The thing that makes me feel beautiful is my contour. And my heels, a girl always feels pretty with a contour and some heels.
Amanda Sloan – My outfits make me feel beautiful. I design my own stuff, so I like to design things to fit my body, and it makes me feel comfortable.
Dennis Saxman – The absence of a mirror makes me feel beautiful.
Julius Haywood- What makes me feel beautiful is my nice teeth and my hair.
Antoinette O’neill -What makes me feel beautiful is my accomplishments, big and small.
Dean Stepanek – My wife makes me feel beautiful. My beautiful wife, every day.
Kasey Atabniki – Feeling strong and comfortable makes me feel beautiful.
Vanitti Fair – My friends make me feel beautiful. I think the attitude of the people you surround yourself with can either make or break a person.
Yuya Izumi – I am a Buddhist, I think feeling empty makes me actually feel beautiful.
Rebecca – My shoes. Somaya – My surroundings make me feel beautiful. I try to find something beautiful wherever I am. Shelby – My shiny earrings make me feel beautiful.
Breckenridge Lanning – A theme to an outfit makes me feel beautiful, like dressing to go to school and wearing glasses, superfluous glasses, but wonderful none the less.
Reiko – I feel beautiful when I’ve had a few beers with my friends. Mio Sei – Music, I feel beautiful at concerts
Tracy Healy – My red hair makes me feel beautiful.
James (Jimbo) Gratton – Being acknowledged makes me feel beautiful.
Chase Roselli – What makes me feel beautiful? Her. Sam Buchanan – Clean teeth make me feel beautiful. I have a thing about teeth. (Chase, “Oh yeah, that’s her to a T.”)
Nate B. – Button up shirts make me feel beautiful because I feel clean and ready for the day, like I can get things done.